No evidence Democrats and allies ‘manufacturing voters'
A recount is underway in Florida, where three statewide races remain undecided a week after Election Day. Despite no final vote tally in the gubernatorial U.S. Senate and agriculture commissioner contests, some conservative pundits have accused their political opponents of fraud.
According to David Becker, the executive director of the Center for Election Innovation & Research, a non-profit focused on election integrity, the claim is baseless.
"There’s zero evidence to support these allegations," Becker said. "It’s unfortunate that some extreme partisans will work so hard to delegitimize our elections process just to win an election."
Eugene Pettis, an attorney representing Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes in election-related litigation, dismissed Blackwell’s comment as "political noise."
"Unfortunately it’s not advancing the integrity of our electoral system," Pettis said. "If you have evidence of fraud put it on the table and notify authorities. If not stop the reckless rhetoric."
The Florida Department of State did not respond to our request for comment but it has previously said it has found no evidence of voter fraud or criminal activity. Same goes for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
"Our staff has seen no evidence of criminal activity at this time," Department of State spokeswoman Sarah Revell told PolitiFact.